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Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

Explore the origins of some of our Christmas traditions and sample the delights of our Victorian stalls and Christmas Crafts.

Wilderspin National School, Barton-upon-Humber

Sat 29 Nov

£0.50

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Sleeping Beauty

Enjoy some holiday cheer with the princess who needs a bit of help waking up.

The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Thu 27 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Fri 28 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Sat 29 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey
…and 21 more dates until 20 Dec

St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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The Twelve Elves of Christmas Elf Hunt

Follow this story of the twelve elves of Christmas and see if you can find them hiding in the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Tue 2 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Wed 3 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Grand Cinema Club – Winter Wonderland

A series of Christmas film screenings in a suitably festive atmosphere.

The Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, London SW1X

Sun 30 Nov

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 14 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Robinson Crusoe: Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society

A swashbuckling adventure packed full of fabulous costumes, stunning special effects, an abundance of comedy along with plenty of audience participation.

Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Whitley Bay

Fri 5 Dec

£9 (£8; Children £8; £30) / 0191 237 5460

Sat 6 Dec

£9 (£8; Children £8; £30) / 0191 237 5460

Sun 7 Dec

£9 (£8; Children £8; £30) / 0191 237 5460

…and 5 more dates until 13 Dec

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 26 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Thu 27 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Fri 28 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 28 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

The Great Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

It's a wonder Santa can run anywhere after all those mince pies, but never the less, run he does. Thousands of him. All to raise funds for the 'When You Wish Upon a Star' charity to grant Christmas wishes to sick children. Price includes a Santa suit to keep (or elf hat for kids).

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

£10 (Children 5–11 £5; Children 2–4 £2.50) / 01357 529950

Ticket price includes Santa suit and medal. All participants are asked to raise £20.14 for the charity. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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Selfridges Ice Rink

Try your ice skating skills at this rink adorned with Christmas lights. Trained marshalls are on hand if you need some tips to get you away from the barrier. If you don't fancy taking to the ice you can enjoy a warm drink and festive snack and watch others attempt the pirouettes.

Selfridges, Manchester

Tue 25 Nov

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Wed 26 Nov

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Thu 27 Nov

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

…and 36 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Wind In The Willows

Toad hasn't been seen since his most recent escapade backfired, Badger doesn't like visitors and Ratty and Mole have tucked themselves away, eating sardines and remembering sunnier days. How can we drive the wild-wooders back where they belong?

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Fri 5 Dec

£13.50–£30 / 01865 319450

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£30 / 01865 319450

Sun 7 Dec

£13.50–£30 / 01865 319450

…and 28 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Aladdin: Guide Bridge Theatre

If you are after a quintessential pantomime experience - you need look no further than ALADDIN - it's dazzling, funny and never fails to engage with its audience.

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sun 7 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

…and 7 more dates until 14 Dec

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Tue 2 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 41 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

The market will feature stalls selling local produce and crafts and traders from all over the UK and Europe, traditional fairground rides and stage and street entertainment.

Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Fri 28 Nov

Free

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Cinderella: Christmas Pantomime

Enchanting pantomime telling the story of a poor girl who lives with her cruel step mother and two ugly stepsisters. When everyone but Cinderella gets invited to the ball, help comes in the form of the Fairy Godmother.

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 5 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

…and 19 more dates until 30 Dec

Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Fri 28 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 25 more dates until 29 Dec

The Creative Crafts Show

A place to discover new craft ideas and meet other like-minded crafty folk.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

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The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival

Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music to boot.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 13 more dates until 24 Dec

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Famed as one of the best New Year celebrations in the world, thousands of revellers bring in the New Year in the centre of Edinburgh with a mix of live music, DJs and varying knowledge of the lyrics to 'Auld Lang Syne'. This year's line up includes Twin Atlantic, Young Fathers and The Twilight Sad on the Waverly Stage.

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£20 / 0844 573 8455

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

Emily and Stanley the rabbit's sleep is interrupted by the curious 'Thing' outside.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 26 Nov

£6.50 / 01495 227206

Jacksons Lane Theatre, London N6

Sat 6 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

Sun 7 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

Tue 9 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 30 Nov

£7.50 (£6.50; £24) / 01722 321744

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Frozen Christmas Market

Fun Christmas market with food, face painting, Santa's Grotto, reindeer rides, mulled wine and more.

Collis Primary School, Teddington

Sat 29 Nov

£1 / 020 8977 1458

The Glitterball

  • 1977
  • UK
  • 56 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Harley Cokeliss
  • Cast: Ben Buckton, Keith Jayne, Ron Pember

Two teenage boys try to help a tiny spherical alien get back to its mothership, while the army and a devious petty crook pursue the creature for its wonderful powers.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 13 Dec

0141 332 6535

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